Draft Education Bill attempts to 'fix what is not broken' – WCED

2017-11-15 19:39

While Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has labelled criticism of the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill "apartheid nostalgia", the Western Cape Education Department has raised serious concerns over a bill it says aims to "fix what is not broken".

'Unacceptable hair' gets Wynberg school boy in trouble

2017-07-28 22:41

The parents of a Wynberg Boys’ Junior pupil facing disciplinary action for his haircut have asked to speak to the school’s governing body, the Western Cape Education Department has said.

Masiphumelele parents waiting to find places in schools for their children

2017-01-20 07:47

More than a week after the beginning of term 7 900 pupils have not found places in schools in the Western Cape, says Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schafer.

Matric exams: How does upward mark adjustment work?

Upward mark adjustments usually take place when exam papers are proven to be more difficult than previous years. Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer weighs in. Watch.

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Western Cape education MEC congratulates Free State counterpart on matric top spot

2017-01-06 07:16

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer has congratulated her Free State counterpart, Tate Makgoe, for his province’s number one spot in the 2016 matric results.

We're as prepared as we possibly can be - Western Cape MEC for education

Speaking at the first day of school at the Intshinga Primary School in Gugulethu, the Western Cape MEC for education said the province was ready for the school year.

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Western Cape MEC urges parents to register kids for school

2016-01-11 15:24

Parents who have not yet found schools for their children should contact their nearest district office as soon as possible, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says.

School vandalism, theft down - Western Cape education dept

2015-07-22 15:54

While the Western Cape education department tallies the cost of repairs as a result of theft and vandalism at schools over the winter holidays, it has confirmed a drop in the number of incidents reported.

Schafer: MEC Nwedamutswu had inherited tough task

2015-01-11 21:03

The late Limpopo education MEC Thembisile Nwedamutswu had inherited a difficult task when she stepped into her position, Western Cape MPL Debbie Schafer says.

Language at heart of SA's heritage

2014-09-24 20:30

The power of language as a means of celebrating and strengthening South Africans' shared heritages was reiterated by various groups in honour of Heritage Day.


Wynberg school boy haircut dispute resolved

2017-07-31 22:34

Wynberg Junior Boys High School has apologised to the father of a boy ordered to cut his hair, blaming the furore on an old ''form letter'', and not the child's ''fade'' cut.

WCape Education MEC demands answers on promised gang unit

2017-06-01 18:26

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula must explain why the Western Cape still does not have the gang units it was promised two years ago, Education MEC Debbie Schafer has said.

Matric results: 'Progressing learners can affect their self-esteem'

In the wake of the 2016 matric results, we spoke to Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer. In this video Debbie explains how borderline pass learners, who are progressed to the next grade, affect the overall pass rate. Watch.

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Top district, top three matric learners all from Western Cape

Despite being pipped by the Free State as the province with the highest matric pass rate, the Western Cape had other impressive and improved figures. Watch.

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Meet the 'Olympians' of Western Cape teaching

2016-11-07 14:16

Top Western Cape teachers have been acknowledged for their contributions at an awards ceremony.

WATCH: Top Western Cape matriculants honoured

The top achieving schools and matriculants in the Western Cape were honoured by Premier Helen Zille . Watch.

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Cosatu lays charge against Zille for school accident

2015-07-24 18:19

Cosatu has laid a charge of criminal negligence against Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an accident at a school in Delft that left two pupils injured.

Thieves use Western Cape schools as 'hardware shops' - MEC

2015-06-02 15:15

Drug addicts are using schools as “hardware shops” to steal whatever they can sell to buy a quick fix, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says.

55 Cape kids killed walking to school

2014-10-14 10:46

Here's a number for you: 55. In America, the 'double nickel', in bingo, 'two fat ladies'. In Cape Town the number of children killed by vehicles so far in 2014 while walking to school.

DA: Pikoli claims proof of interference

2013-10-21 16:34

The DA says that allegations made by former NPA head Vusi Pikoli are direct proof that the justice system is being abused for political purposes.

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